FROM A CORRESPONDENT
AGARTALA, May 18: The Tripura government in principle agreed with the Supreme Court verdict to hold tiol Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in the MBBS and BDS courses across the country but sought one year exemption. ‘Many states have expressed similar view and we requested the centre to move the apex court in this regard’, health minister Badal Choudhury told reporters here.
He was talking to the reporters after returning from Delhi where he attended the meeting of all the state health ministers attended by union health minister. He said the states want to start NEET from next year because the students have already prepared themselves as per the existing system and any change will deprive them of a fair chance to compete’.
Apart from one year exemption the state also raised some demands to be adhered to before implementation of the Supreme Court verdict. These include facility to appear in NEET in regiol languages including Bengali, maintaining the existing seat sharing ratio of 15:85 between centre and the states, following reservation policy of the states in allocation of seats, no negative marking etc.